The late Debra Brum believed that science and technology affected every aspect of a person’s life. She worked passionately to ensure that technology’s impact in society would benefit everyone.
During her career at Cal Poly Pomona from 1982-2009, Brum helped revolutionize the university’s use of technology across the campus.
To honor her legacy, friends and family have established a scholarship in her name: the Dr. Debra A. Brum Computer Science Scholarship. A $50,000 endowment has been established for the scholarship. The first will be a $2,000 scholarship awarded in fall 2016.
“This endowed scholarship will honor Debra’s legacy and create a positive impact in the lives of the students she dedicated her career to,” said Gil Brum, husband and former faculty member and chair of the biological sciences department at Cal Poly Pomona.
She served as professor and chair in the Department of Computer Science, associate vice president for faculty affairs, associate provost for undergraduate studies, and vice president of the Division of Instructional & Information Technology. Her dedication, vision and expertise motivated many cohorts to become participants and leaders in technology on and off campus.
“As department chairs, both Debra and I saw how scholarship opportunities made a big difference in the lives of our students,” said Brum.
The scholarship embodies Brum’s spirit of helping students, especially women, in the areas of computer science and technology. It will provide assistance to computer science undergraduate students based on academic achievement, university involvement and financial need.
To make a contribution or to get more information, contact Anthony Todarello, director of development, at (909) 869-5963 or email@example.com.